THE BOOKSELLER : 4th December
Goodman out, Bryant in as shadow culture minister

BBC News : 3rd December
Labour Reshuffle …
Shadow arts minister Helen Goodman takes on the shadow welfare reform brief.

Public Libraries News : 3rd December
Editorial | Peak Library, the perils of competitive tendering, double taxation and disaster relief

Staffordshire Newsletter : 4th December
Staffordshire County Council to debate future of libraries next week 
The future of Staffordshire’s libraries is set to be discussed by Staffordshire County Council next week after more than 8,000 people triggered a debate.

Independent Catholic News : 4th December
Catholic writer protests over threatened cuts to library services in Barnet

Bolton News : 4th December
Angry protestors disrupt full council …
Supporters of the Bolton Against the Bedroom Tax campaign took part in the protest along with members of the Save Bolton Libraries campaign and Save Bolton Health Services campaign.

Grimsby Telegraph : 4th December
New chapter in the life of Scartho library service
From 5th January, the library to be run by Foresight’s Older People’s Project. It will also provide a chiropody service.

Liverpool Echo : 4th December
Sefton Volunteers fill up book club shelves 
Since the Library in Aintree was closed by Sefton Council last year, local residents have greatly missed being able to walk to a local venue to borrow books.”

Press Release – Local Government NZ : 4th December
Community volunteering at risk under Health & Safety Bill 
“Rural areas that have volunteers in libraries, museums and local information centres would be hit the hardest.”


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